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Hey Big Buddy! Meet the Big Boy of “Indoor Safe” Propane Heaters

November 18, 2014 by Loloho.com · Leave a Comment 

If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to our E-mail Digest or RSS Feed. We will then send you the stories that are posted each day in an e-mail digest. We use a service called Feedburner for delivery of these emails. You will receive an e-mail from Feedburner after you subscribe and you must click on that email to activate your subscription. Thanks for visiting and enjoy all the information! RV.Net Blog AdminWe’ve discussed the Little Buddy and the Portable Buddy propane heaters. What’s else does the clever Mr Heater have up his toasty warm sleeve? Meet (you guessed it) Big Buddy! (http://amzn.to/1qmIZAG) Taking portable propane powered passion to the next level, Big Buddy boasts an 18,000 BTU/HR capacity and can heat up to 400 square feet. If you own a big rig RV or have larger heating needs, then “Big Buddy” may be your new best friend. Hey BIG BUDDY! Meet the Big Boy of INDOOR SAFE portable propane heaters. (Click the pic for more info.) Big Buddy combines radiant heat with convection heat air flow for maximum heating efficiency. A built-in blower fan circulates heated air. The blower fan operates on 4D-cell batteries or with optional 6-volt A/C adapter. Now, about that fan… Frankly, users have mixed opinions about the effectiveness of the fan. In fact, some would say that the fan is a waste of time and D batteries. But thankfully, the fan is really not necessary because Big Buddy kicks out BIG HEAT. While folks may quibble about the... Read more



BRRRR! Meet MISTER HEATER

November 14, 2014 by Loloho.com · Leave a Comment 

As winter weather descends, we’re always looking for ways to heat our RV. That’s why the Mr. Heater Portable Buddy propane heater (http://amzn.to/1198wBc) caught our eye. This device is unique because it’s an indoor safe portable heater. We have two heat systems on board our RV: an electric heat pump and a propane heat furnace. When the going gets cold, we’ve found it useful to supplement the built-in heat sources on our Airstream with an extra space heater. This "Portable Buddy" heater is powered by ordinary propane tanks. It's made to fit the standard size small green tanks, but is easily adapted for refillable tanks. (Click the pic for more info.) Mr. Heater “Portable Buddy” is an indoor safe propane powered space heater. It’s intended for use at campsites, tailgating, sporting events, on work sites, inside garages, and so forth. Since we often boondock in places without electricity, the propane solution is an appealing idea. Even better, it’s useful outside as well as inside. INDOOR SAFE Mr. Heater “Portable Buddy” is an indoor safe propane powered space heater. The idea here is a heater you can take anywhere, from the picnic table to inside your RV. Some people take these on hunting trips and so forth. It’s made for the little disposable green tanks, but easily adapted for refillable tanks. Of course, refillable tanks are better for the environment and the bank account. A small 4-pound refillable... Read more



The Secret to Better RV Sleep

November 11, 2014 by Loloho.com · Comments Off 

Quality sleep is essential to enjoying life. If you don’t sleep well, you probably won’t have a good day. Yet many RVs are poorly equipped in the sleep department. It all starts with an essential product (http://goo.gl/LvKlkh) that sadly is an afterthought in many RVs. What product are we discussing? No, it’s not the oven. It’s not the refrigerator. It’s not the water heater. It’s the (you guessed it)… Read more  Read More →



From “Shark Tank”… to your Pickup Truck

November 7, 2014 by Loloho.com · Comments Off 

As RV campers, we’re always on the lookout for interesting gadgets that improve the daily experience with our vehicles. One of the most unique is the Drop Stop (http://goo.gl/2tmcH9), the “original patented car seat gap filler.” Against all odds, this unusual product has become a #1 bestseller in the automotive category. It solves a design problem that we have in all of our vehicles. The package deal includes two Drop Tops and two nice freebies! The Drop Stop is one of those goofy yet brilliant ideas that simply works. The goal of this product is to fill that annoying crack between the center console and car seat, an area the makers of Drop Stop call the “Carmuda Triangle.” (We like a company with a sense of humor.) The Carmuda Triangle is the place where keys, cellphones, spare change, jewelry, makeup, credit cards, bottle caps, pens, gum, and more tend to disappear. Often stuff slips through the cracks and is pretty much gone, sometimes for years, maybe forever. We’ve all dropped valuables into the Carmuda Triangle. Recently we were cleaning out our Ford F250 SEEMORE and we found some clutter from back in 2007 – our first year using the truck! It was nice seeing that old tourist brochure from Santa Fe, New Mexico. But it would’ve been nicer if it hadn’t been stuck on our truck floorboard for several years. Drop Stop is squishy stuff with a universal black neoprene casing. There’s a hole for seatbelts to slip through. Once installed,... Read more



FOR SPOILED (SMALL) DOGS

October 23, 2014 by Loloho.com · Comments Off 

Many RV owners are also dog owners. One of the best items we’ve found for small (and we do mean small) dogs is our Alfie Pet Sling Carrier (http://goo.gl/gSWwpn). This is an item especially appreciated by spoiled dogs. Available in blue, pink, and grey, this pet sling carrier is just right for our favorite teacup chihuahua – a 3 ½ pounder we call “Baby Girl.” REAL MEN WEAR PINK DOG SLINGS, but if you prefer they are available in grey and blue too! (CLICK THE PIC for more info.) Yes, Baby Girl is a bit spoiled. Just a bit. Since this sort of review is really all about the dog’s reaction to the product, let’s examine this sling from Baby Girl’s point-of-view. After all, if she didn’t like the sling, it wouldn’t really matter what we think of it. But she does like this sling – she likes it a lot. Baby Girl is a tiny little thing. Although she enjoys sitting on the living room couch, she insists on being placed there by a human being. The leap to or from an average couch or living room chair is just a little too much for her to contemplate. Given her diminutive size, her reluctance to jump is understandable. Leaping from the couch to the floor would be kind of like a grown man leaping from the second story of a building to the ground – it’s not something I’m going to do very often, if at all. Then there’s her issue with hardwood floors. Baby Girl hates hardwood. She finds it too slippery for her tastes. Her fear... Read more



“TOP 5″ RV Applications for the SECRET SPRAY that’s Taken the Automotive World by Storm

September 25, 2014 by Loloho.com · Comments Off 

Every once in a while, we come across a product that’s so unusual, so ingenious, so… weird? … that we MUST get some for ourselves, even though we aren’t sure exactly HOW we’re going to use it. That was the case with this irresistible stuff (http://goo.gl/iqftDt), that for the past few years has been a well kept secret of automotive enthusiasts around the country. It’s sold in aerosol cans and dip containers, but today we’re talking about the spray. You probably see it in use every day. It’s available in many different colors (including no color at all). This stuff has become so popular, in fact, that it’s become a craze. Once we realized what could be done with it, we had to have some. What the heck are we talking about here? CLICK THE PIC to getcha some! Why, Plasti Dip, of course. And no, it has nothing to do with cheese or tortilla chips. Never heard of Plasti Dip? Plasti Dip is a rubber coating that can be easily applied by dipping, brushing or spraying. Spray on rubber? Hallelujah! This is the sort of “miracle in a can” that inspires redblooded American males everywhere to start spraying everything in sight – just to see what happens. Indeed, not since the dawn of WD-40 have there been so many euphoric cries of “Eureka!” heard in greasy garages around the world. Husbands have gleefully rejoiced, while their wives have shaken their heads in befuddled bemusement. What makes Plasti Dip so great? You get all the... Read more



REVIEW: “The Ultimate Portable Task Light”

September 22, 2014 by Loloho.com · Comments Off 

Packed with quality components, the Trie TL3100 (http://goo.gl/653MYV) portable task light has several thoughtful design features that set it apart from its competition. The Trie company recently sent us a TL3100 for review; here’s what we discovered. Is this "the ultimate portable task light?" Who knows, but it's pretty darned good. (Click the pic for more info.) If Apple made a portable light, it might turn out something like the Trie TL3100. This is a premium product boasting a distinctive and well executed design. Any gearhead, grease monkey, or outdoors enthusiast would be happy to have this light in a garage, workplace, or campsite. Trie’s attention to detail starts with the packaging. The TL3100 comes housed in an elegant black box adorned with a minimum of visual clutter. Inside the box rests the work light itself, an AC/DC charging adapter, a sturdy lanyard cord, and a protective silk sleeve case. There’s also an easy-to-read instruction manual that explains the light’s features. Like the packaging, the product boasts a similar minimalist design. Is it weird to call a task light beautiful? Perhaps, but that description applies to the TL3100. When the light assembly rests in the closed position, it appears to be a cohesive triangular block of crimson aluminum. It is slender and sleek and smooth to the touch. The Trie feels solid in the hand. It’s not heavy, but it is substantial because it’s made from quality materials.... Read more



FOR MEN ONLY

September 18, 2014 by Loloho.com · Comments Off 

Ladies, we kindly request that you refrain from reading this article. DEAL: Heavyweight Classic Messenger Bag (http://goo.gl/Rcl7EU) Men, we’ve written about the this dilemma before. You know the problem. We’re carrying more stuff than ever. Back in the day, a guy could get through the day with little more than an ignition key, a five dollar bill, and a pocket comb. Here's the messenger bag in a MANLY shade of olive green. (Click the pic to get your own.) But these days, most of us have a phone. Sometimes it’s even a smart one. (Dumb phones are getting harder to find.) We also have a tablet, an iPad or whatever, for those times we want a screen large enough to actually read. What about books? Yes, a few of us die hards still read those “dead tree” editions. Say what you will about paper – it does the job and the batteries never quit. Of course we may have a laptop computer – for those times we want an actual keyboard for actual typing. Of course I can’t read anything without my prescription eyeglasses and sunglasses. Stripped of these crucial items, my world is little more than a colorful blur. And hand sanitizer? Sorry, but I never leave the house without an industrial sized bottle of that stuff. Some say it kills Ebola. While I don’t know about that claim, no one ever died from killing too many germs. Make fun of me if you like; maybe I’ll send flowers when you’re in the hospital with Ebola. Here's the bag in manly... Read more



REVIEW: Nikon MONARCH = Great Binoculars

September 9, 2014 by Loloho.com · Comments Off 

A few years ago, we decided to upgrade our binoculars from a set of K-Mart Special el cheapos to something better. After a lot of research, we ended up choosing Nikon MONARCH (http://goo.gl/kw7UOr) binoculars. We opted for the 8×42 magnification, but the binoculars are also available in 10×42 and 12×42 flavors. The binoculars may last a lifetime. (Click the pic for more info.) Quality binoculars are a long term investment for anyone who enjoys the great outdoors. We use ours for observing wildlife like birds and bears in national parks. They are also invaluable for viewing boats and (for those of you who enjoy following the latest fashion trends) bikinis at the beach. Of course they are fun at the football stadium as well. Why did we choose Nikon MONARCH? If you know anything about cameras and lenses, you know the name Nikon. The Nikkor company has a long history of lens manufacture. It makes sense to trust Nikon in designing and manufacturing a set of binoculars, since binoculars are essentially a pair of telephoto lenses that are customized for the human eye instead of a camera sensor. When shopping for nice binoculars, you can find the gamut in features and price range. (For example, check out this $6400 pair of military grade night vision goggles – I want some!) We concluded that Nikon MONARCH were the nicest line of binoculars for the money, offering the most “bang for the buck.” Nikon brings all of its lens construction expertise into the binocular... Read more



Monitor Animals (AND PEOPLE!) with Stealthy Scouting Cameras

September 4, 2014 by Loloho.com · Comments Off 

One of the most interesting camera purchases we’ve made in recent years is our stealth camera. (http://goo.gl/ZcifuD) These cameras are commonly known as hunting cameras, game cameras, trail cameras, and scouting cameras. They are invaluable for taking pictures and video of animals (and sometimes people) on the sly. The Primos Truth Cam 35 is the #1 bestselling scouting camera. (Click the pic for more info.) The typical scouting camera combines a motion sensor, a basic digital camera (often with basic video capabilities), and an infrared flash. The latter feature is important for taking photos and video in the dark, when many animals and criminals like to prowl. What makes these cameras great? You get photos and video that would otherwise be impossible to capture. Animals (and people up to no good) usually have no idea they are being recorded. Most of these cameras record their photos to an ordinary SD card. They are typically designed to run long periods of time on a set of batteries. We use Sanyo Eneloop rechargeable batteries with our unit. Some people report better success with Lithium batteries, but ours works fine with the Eneloop. Since they are designed for the great outdoors, it’s possible to lock most scouting cameras shut. They can be chained to a tree or fence to discourage theft. You can even get camouflage locking systems (like the Master Lock Python series) to handle this task so the whole package seamlessly blends into the environment. Usually scouting... Read more



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